Tourist Attractions in Agra
Taj Mahal: Tourism Spot in Agra
The most famous of the monuments of Agra, India is the TajMahal. TajMahal is a symbol of the devotion and dedication of love. TajMahal of Agra is a monument built by emperor Shah Jahan In the memory of her wife Mumtaz Mahal. TajMahal expresses the magnificence of Mughal architecture. The Taj has done wonders to Agra Tourism. Taj is a must in each one of the Agra packages offered by us. Agra to Jaipur is an interesting package option.
Agra Fort: Tourism Spot in Agra
Besides the TajMahal amongst the other famous monuments of Agra, India is the Agra Fort. Agra fort was built by Emperor Akbar. He was undoubtedly the Greatest Mughal emperor of India. The construction of Agra fort commenced in the 1565 and completed in 1571. Built with red sandstone Agra Fort is a mixture of the Islamic and Hindu styles of architecture. Agra Tourism would be incomplete without this monument. Most of the Agra packages offered by us take you to the Agra Fort. Agra to Jaipur is the usual choice in pacakges.
Itmad-ud-Daulah's Tomb: Tourism Spot in Agra
It is a tomb built with white marble in the typical Islamic style architecture. It was built by the Mughal Empress Noor Jahan in the memory of her father Itmad-ud-Daulah. It happens to be one of the must visit monuments of Agra. This monument of Agra is usually included in all the Agra packages. Travel from Agra to Jaipur is usually taken up by many tourists.
Akbar's Tomb: Tourism Spot in Agra
The tomb of the great Mughal emperor Akbar is worth visiting. Akbar's tomb is a mixture of many architectural styles and completely different from earlier Mughal Buildings. Visit to this monuments of Agra is esential to make your Agra tour complete. Visit to this monument is generally a part of the Agra packages
Fatehpur Sikri: Tourism Spot near Agra
Famously known as the city of Ghosts, it was built by the Great Mughal Emperor. Fatehpur Sikri is a place worth visiting to discover how once the city could have been which has now turned into ruins. many a Agra packages include a trip to Fatehpur Sikri also.
Shopping in Agra
The seat of the Mughal power in India, Agra has ethereal charms as a heritage city where history, traditions, colors and a unique energy can be experienced seeping out though its corners.
One of the most visited tourist destinations in India, Agra is also known for its flourishing bazars (markets) where the true cosmopolitan character of the city comes out in all its dimensions. With Taj Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri and Agra Fort already in the list of to do things in Agra, the charms of Agra bazar is something unique, which cannot be missed.
There are variety of options for which one can shop for in Agra. Besides the miniature Taj as souvenirs, which are the obvious favorites, tourists can purchase stone handicrafts, apparels, shoes, spices, marble work, snacks, ethnic clothes, leather products etc. Some of the best places for doing shopping in Agra are listed below:
Unique Arts and Crafts
This is a wholesale shop selling items such as different Taj Souvenirs, products with elaborate carvings, products with mosaic and mirror work etc. The shop has items with diverse price range and one can shop away articles from small curios to as large as garden furniture.
An old and venerable shop, the Subhash Emporium is one of the best places in Agra to buy stone handicrafts and other carved products. The quality of the products and the workmanship speaks for itself and this also partially explains the high price of the items. But this is a great place to take away an endurable and beautiful stone product back home.
Located behind the Jama Masjid, the Kinari Bazar is a busy thoroughfare of lanes and streets, exuding a charm of bright colors and hustling sounds. Walking through the Kinari Bazar is a unique experience in itself. One can shop for a variety of products. From marble works to jewelry, spices, fabrics and clothing, there are tremendously diverse options. The market is crowded for most of the time, but nevertheless is a great place to be.
This is probably the best place to do shopping in Agra. Located close to both Taj Mahal and Agra Fort, the market is famous for leather products, petha (sweets), garments and handicrafts. Sadar Bazar is also close to the Agra Cantt. Railway Station and opens at 11 AM in the morning and closes at 11 PM.